Quantum Field Theory
Year:  20152016 

Catalog number:  4403QFTH6 
Teacher(s): 

Language:  English 
Blackboard:  Unknown 
EC:  6 
Level:  500 
Period:  Semester 2 
Hours of study:  44:00 hrs 
 Yes Elective choice
 Yes Contractonderwijs
 Yes Exchange
 Yes Study Abroad
 No Evening course
 Yes A la Carte
 No Honours Class
Admission Requirements
Prerequisites: Effective Field Theory, Quantum Theory.
Description
Building on the courses Effective Field Theory and Quantum Theory, this is a first course in the Quantum Theory of Fields, which consistently unifies special relativity with quantum mechanics.
Topics:
• Quantum Mechanics from a Lagrangian perspective
• The path integral
• Spin and the Lorentz Group
• The Dirac Equation
• The theory of QuantumElectroDynamics
• Perturbation theory and elementary scattering processes
• Introduction to Renormalization, the renormallization group and the connection with critical phenomena
Timetable
Mode of instruction
Lectures and tutorials
Assessment method
60% Problem assignments; 40% Written Final exam (must pass)
Blackboard
Course material is on Blackboard.
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Reading list
primary text books (required)
1. M. Srednicki, Quantum Field Theory, Cambridge University Press, 2007.
2. R. Rattazzi: The Path Integral approach to Quantum Mechanics, http://itp.epfl.ch/webdav/site/itp/users/174685/private/RevisedLectureNotesV2.pdf
secondary text book (not required): M.E. Peskin, D.V. Schroeder: An introduction to Quantum Field Theory, Westview Press, 1995.
Contact
Contactdetails Teacher(s):Prof.dr.K. Schalm (Koenraad)
Remarks
Is part of  Programme type  Semester  Block 

Physics  Master  2 